Indochine

BBBB.5

(out of 5)


Epic French film plays like the kind of grand melodrama that hasn’t been seen on screen in years. A wealthy plantation owner () in French-controlled Indochina is also adoptive mother to the orphan princess () of the nation. The political events that are starting to pull colonial rule out of the area are reflected in their relationship, which grows distant when Dan Pham falls in love with her mother’s lover () and runs away with him. The photography is scenic and gorgeous, there are thousands of extras and lots of grand adventure, while Deneuve’s spirited performance dominates the screen.


France, 1992

Directed by

Screenplay by , , , Regis Wargnier

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by


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Academy Award
Best Foreign Language Film (France)

Nomination
Best Actress in a Leading Role (Catherine Deneuve as “Eliane”)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film (France)

New York Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film

National Board Of Review Award
Best Foreign Language Film

British Academy Award Nomination
Best Film not in the English Language

Cesar Awards
Best Actress (Catherine Deneuve)
Best Supporting Actress (Dominique Blanc)
Best Cinematography
Best Sound
Best Production Design

Nominations
Best Film
Most Promising Actress (Linh Dan Pham)
Best Supporting Actor (Jean Yanne)
Best Director (Regis Wargnier)
Best Costume Design
Best Editing
Best Music


Indochine

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